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Starting your own business is never easy because it requires hard work and preparedness to work around the clock if you need to. If you’re an architect, you’ll probably have some difficulties to find a well-paid job, so it’s maybe better to direct your motivation and ambition toward entrepreneurship. There are many ways to start earning money from utilizing your skills and the text below will provide you with some of the most important ones. Launch a 3D rendering service In this time of modern technology, clients and construction companies won’t be satisfied with 2D plans and elevations. The reason for this is simple: most people can’t visualize in 2D. ...
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The living room is the place where people spend quality time with their loved ones, and it’s a safe spot where they can unwind and relax after a busy day. Because of that, every living room should be designed the way it makes people cozy and entertained. There are so many options when it comes to living room decoration, and the text below will provide you with some of the most important ones. Keep reading and learn how to set up your living room by turning it into a personal haven. Go green In order to make your living room healthy and enjoyable, you should consider scattering a lot of plants all around it. Their green color will help you relax and their ...
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Global architecture is becoming a more viable and lucrative industry with every year that passes. As the population continues to expand, life expectancy increases and as more businesses open, there has become a continuous need for new commercial and residential buildings. This growing need for homes, workspaces, hospitals, and schools continues to grow, which means that architectural firms are being given the opportunity to expand and grow with them. Although the thought of expanding your business either regionally or even globally can be tempting in this time of prosperity, it’s important to first weigh up the pros and cons of architectural business expansion. ...
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With the evolution of new technology, architecture is rapidly being transformed. The world of computational design means architects are pushing boundaries, pursuing new avenues where architecture can be created. Through tech advancements software and devices are now allowing curators to interactive with physical mechanisms, paving the way for the innovative builds that can respond, adapt and evolve to an environment. Whenever a new pioneering change comes on to the market, it sends ripples through the whole sector, which is why we’ve already seen such a dramatic change in the last decade. To give you an idea on some of the ways technology has sculpted the industry, ...
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Your home is the safe place where you spend most of your free time and enjoy it with loved ones. At least that is what most people think of their house. Unfortunately, every single home has its own pollutants and hazards and it is very important to take action and make it healthier. While you can’t do much to keep the outside healthy and clean, you can do a lot to improve your home’s environment. The tips below should be very helpful once you decide to make your home a healthier place for you and your family. Modify your cleaning habits The first step toward healthy home is hygiene . You may think that products seen on TV will take care of everything, ...
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In 1968, civil rights leader Whitney M. Young, Jr. delivered an historic address to the American Institute of Architects. He challenged the profession to enfranchise all citizens in the conversations about cities and work toward a more inclusive professional ethic. A half-century later, these powerful reflections on the meaning and importance of the speech call us again to a collective commitment. We must all re-dedicate ourselves toward the fulfillment of democratic ideals in the way we build our cities and work to enfranchise all voices and contributions in the American dream. Take the Whitney Young challenge by re-dedicating your own professional work ...
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A successful architecture career is built on execution and industry reputation. Perhaps you are just starting out in your career, or maybe your architecture firm has been around for decades. Either way, it’s important to remember that lawsuits are a constant threat that not only damages the financial health of your business but also your professional reputation. The solution to this problem is having a solid risk-management strategy in place throughout the design and execution process. This entails managing your client’s expectations throughout and committing to a full transparency policy. If changes need to be made that will change the design of the ...
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How can architects and mayors work together to plan for stronger communities? View these short clips below to hear from some of the participants at Civic I/O, a meeting of mayors at SXSW that invited architects to join their conversations.   Stephen Luoni, Assoc. AIA Stephen Luoni, Assoc. AIA, explains the role that design-thinking plays in creating the built environment of the future.   Julie Snow, FAIA Julie Snow, FAIA, explains the importance of becoming civically engaged.   Mayor Nan Whaley Mayor Nan Whaley explains how architects are helping her look to the future.   José Alvarez, AIA José Alvarez, AIA, ...
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Commercial buildings have very high energy needs, but on the other hand, they waste almost a third of that energy. If the building isn’t efficient enough, the owner will have to face great expenses, reduced ROI, and lowered efficiency in the years to come. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take in order to make the building more efficient and save some money on energy. Keep reading the text below, and hopefully, you’ll find it valuable and helpful. Motivate occupants of the building If your goal is to save building’s energy, you will need to gather all residents and educate them about the issue. You can easily motivate them to start thinking about ...
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Around 65% of all homes in the US have a garage , which means people like to have that extra space and will invest some time and money to make it happen. Some of them use the garage to keep their car safe during the night or bad weather, and some like to put all their unwanted items in there. Of course, there is an option to convert this space into a workshop, but with some extra effort, you can do everything mentioned above. Think about the space Once you’ve started thinking about design, you’ll need to go outside and see how much space your new garage will need. There are three common types of garages when it comes to size, and you should consider ...
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Running any type of business can be very challenging, and in this technology era, your chances of finding clients are much greater if you conduct it online. While working on your online presence and identity is crucial for success, it is also impossible to skip the offline part. The text below will help you to get started and it will cover some of the most important steps you should take if you’ve decided to sell your architect services online. Come up with a story You won’t be able to sell your work if you fail to sell yourself. All that you represent should be incorporated into the service so your potential clients can relate to you. Think about the ...
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Modern architecture is introducing some exciting changes, from finding creative new ways to bring the outdoors indoors to disaster-proofing buildings and being more mindful of the environmental impact of this industry. In the coming years, architects can expect to see these five trends rise in popularity. The Growth of Indoor Parks Indoor atriums and gardens aren't a new idea, but indoor parks take the concept one step further. Diller Scofidio's award-winning concept for an indoor park , for instance, incorporates microclimates that simulate outdoor environments. Space features artificial sunlight, controlled wind, and even temperature changes. ...
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Finding a well-paid job in India can be very hard, and people who are not in the IT industry can really face a lot of challenges on their quest. Most business owners in India are looking for experienced and highly skilled workers , and people without those characteristics should consider launching their own business. Why should you start a business? Starting a small business in India comes with a lot of challenges, but on the other hand, it can be very rewarding. Reasons for that are numerous, and below are some of the most important ones: While running your own company, you get a chance to be self-employed and don’t have to answer to no one. Another ...
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Young people think they can survive anything, but anyone over the age of 30 knows differently. It’s easy to end up injuring yourself in the silliest ways possible. A big percentage of the population have back pain, which can trap you in bed for weeks. Do you think you would enjoy spending most of your days in bed at the moment? I’m sure you would like a few changes made first. There is a good chance you’ll end up in this position one day, so let’s look at what you’ll need to do. 1. You’ll Need A Comfortable Bed Is the bed you have right now extremely comfortable? It needs to be if you plan on spending days lying down. You want to feel relaxed ...
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The living room is a place where you can unwind after a busy day, spend quality time with your loved ones, take a nap, or read a great book. This space has a lot of functions, and once you’ve decided to redecorate it, you’ll need to think about details. The tips below will help you in this endeavor, and hopefully, you’ll find your own style and beautify the space where you’re spending the most of your free time. Choose the focal point Every living room should have its center of attention. If your goal is to set up a stylish living room, go ahead and arrange it the way it points at fireplace or panorama. In order to make your windows and outside world ...
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Going to sleep at night is one of the most enjoyable things in the world. If insomnia causes you to stay awake for hours when you go to bed it’s a nightmare. It’s hard to live a productive life, which can cause lots of problems at work. You’ll have to do everything within your power to get back to normal. That might mean making a few changes at home to help out. Going to see your doctor isn’t a bad idea, but test out these easy and effective tactics too. 1. Make Sure You Feel Comfortable When you slip into bed lots of thoughts rush through your mind. You need to calm them down before you’ll be able to fall asleep. That isn’t going to happen if ...
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Passive house is a construction concept, which defines highly air tight and well insulated building. It has followed stringent designing and construction standards like energy efficiency, comfort, affordable and eco-friendly all in unison. Let’s understand the key benefits and significance of passive house. Energy efficient According to International Energy Agency - ‘Energy efficiency means managing and constraining the increase in energy consumption. If something delivers more service for same energy input or same service for less energy input then it is regarded as energy efficient concept’. Passive house is designed and built for ...
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Throwing an unforgettable housewarming party is the best way to say „Thank you“ to all your friends that helped you move. This type of party is a great opportunity to host your colleagues and new neighbors as well. Once you’ve arrived and taken care of unpacking, you can sit down and start planning your housewarming party. The tips below will guide through all crucial steps when it comes to organization. Start planning the party First of all, you’ll need to choose the right date. You’ll probably need 2 to 3 weeks to take care of unpacking and to adapt to the new living space . In addition, scheduling a party few weeks after arrival will motivate you ...
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It is said that when you are shopping for a new home you need to keep an open mind as you will never get everything on your wish list. It’s a given that you will have to make some concessions may be in the layout of the home, the size of the home, and even the finishes. Even when you’re buying a brand-new home in a subdivision from the builder, you are still limited as you will be working from pre-determined plans that don’t offer much in terms of wiggle room. For those who just are satisfied with buying a house as is and having to accept things they don’t necessarily like about the home, the solution can be to build a custom home. With the custom home, ...
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Working in architecture can be an extremely intense and challenging experience in which you don’t know what could happen next. The role of the architect is very multifaceted, or, as an experienced professional, James Stark says , an architect wears many hats: they have to be the organizer of a project, the advocate for their client, the mediator between the client and general contractor, the conductor of the orchestra of consultants, the designer of the project, manager of the progress, counselor, cheerleader, building permit expert, building code expert, and construction process advisor. There are many things to be done and many factors that can interfere ...
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